This amazing piece of music history is one of few known pieces played by Hendrix that have ever been made available for sale to the general public. Guitar World has reported today (27 April 2021) that one of his Marshall amplifiers is selling here on Reverb at $350,000. This amp and speaker combo toured with Jimi as part of the backline for The Californians who toured with Hendrix in 1967 across the UK for 25 dates, beginning with Finsbury Park Astoria on March 31st.
The unlikely tour line-up very nearly didn’t make it past the opening night due to Hendrix’s taste for pyrotechnics, remembered Californians guitarist Mike Brookes, who continued playing with bandmate O’Hara until ten years ago. Brookes (who owned this unit) recalls: “At Finsbury Park, Jimi shoved a petrol-soaked rag under his guitar at the side of the stage. I didn’t know what he was up to. He grabbed it on the last number of his set, went back on stage, and when he was playing, he struck a match and it just went up – and so did the curtains! What a dangerous thing to do! He had a fight with the tour manager, who was going to kick him off the tour. But he didn’t in the end, and the rest is history.”
The amp is currently owned by Piston guitarist Jack Edwards. Piston have achieved regular national radio play in the UK and have toured with The Cult, Glenn Hughes, Thunder and Phil Campbell of Motorhead. Jack is officially endorsed by Gretsch Guitars. Total Guitar published a feature with Jack titled 'Ones To Watch'. Music Radar nominated Jack Edwards and Luke Allatt of Piston for 'Best New Guitarist' 2019. The duo were voted #3 in Music Radar's 'Best New Guitarists In The World Right Now'.
This rare Vox set played by Jimi Hendrix is part of the world famous instrument collection as Essex Recording Studios! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube & TikTok @essexrecordingstudios
International buyers welcome! We ship to any country in the world. This amp and speaker will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect. The set is in very good condition for its 54 years of age. You are also welcome to collect the set in person if you are local to our studio in Southend-on-Sea, England at post code SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station.
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